Woonsocket man found not guilty in father’s 2021 killing

File: Alex Cote is seen in court via Zoom. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Woonsocket man was found not guilty on Tuesday for killing his father last year.

Alex Cote, 24, was accused of shooting and killing 43-year-old Adam Castonguay.

Cote was charged with murder, discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, carrying pistol or revolver without a license or permit, and firing in a compact area.

Out of the four charges, his attorney, Craig Motecalvo, told ABC 6 News that Cote was found guilty for carrying pistol or revolver without a license or permit.

On April 15, 2021, Woonsocket police were called to an apartment on Village Road, where Castonguay was found dead.

Police later identified Cote as a suspect. He fled the scene and was later arrested by police in Pawtucket.

Cote is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 24.

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